Bomb Threat Grounds Five Jet Airways Flights, Chennai Bound Plane Diverted

After the Brussels blasts, five Jet Airways planes received bomb threats including one Chennai bound flight.

Published: 22nd March 2016 05:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd March 2016 06:24 PM   |  A+A-





Chennai: Close on the heels of two terror attacks in Brussels, five Jet Airways flight, including one from New Delhi to Chennai, were grounded after Jet airlines received bomb threat on Tuesday.

Airport Authority of India, Chennai, director Deepak Shastri confirmed that five Jet airways flight have been grounded in different cities.

At least 26 people have been killed or seriously injured in terrorist attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station.

“The flight from Delhi to Chennai which was to land here at 5.50pm was diverted mid-air to Nagpur after a bomb threat was received,” said Shastri.

“The flight is undergoing checks at Nagpur Airport,” he said but refused to give any details when the aircraft was likely to return to Chennai.

“It is for the airlines to take a call,” he said.

Meanwhile, a special alert has been issued in Chennai Airport banning the entry of visitors to the airport for two days.

“We are not allowing the entry of visitors to the airport. The decision will be reviewed tomorrow on whether to extend it or not,” Shastri said.


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